Ian Bartlett explores the recently completed study into bus fires reported to DVSA. We also take a look at how and why its so important to ensure that proper maintenance and repair of buses and coaches is carried out to help reduce risk for bus and coach operators.
Advice and guidance on preparing trucks, buses and vans for the annual MOT test
Today, 18 April 2023, we've updated the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness. It will still give you advice on different types of inspection, the inspection intervals, data storage, and essential reviews. We have been working with the industry to make changes that will improve guidance …
Good tyre management is essential for every heavy vehicle operator. Our Policy Specialist Steve Cope explores what a good system looks like and shares some examples of bad tyres we’ve seen at annual test.
Commercial operators are being reminded by of the importance of carrying out regular maintenance all year round to avoid dangerous incidents as data reveals vehicles are issued 10 times more prohibitions 3 months after their annual test (MOT). This indicates that some vehicles are not being adequately maintained following their test.
Drivers and operators of commercial and public service vehicles are being reminded that tyres aged over 10 years fitted to the front-steered axles and all single wheels of minibuses (9 to 16 passenger seats) will be illegal from 1 February 2021.
Today, Monday 23 April 2018, we've updated the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness. It'll still give you advice on different types of inspection, inspections intervals, data storage, and essential reviews. But, by working with the industry, we've made changes that will improve the guidance …
Most of the faults our staff find at the roadside could have been easily prevented if the driver had carried out their walkaround checks. Not only could it mean avoiding prohibitions and fines, it’ll make your job and Britain’s roads safer.
Running a business generates a lot of paperwork. As well as keeping on top of it, you’re also trying to make sure your business continues to operate efficiently – which usually involves even more paperwork. Getting it all done is essential, but making sure you’re using the correct documents is just as important.
Keeping your business on the road is always challenging and particularly so during winter when severe weather could strike at any time.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) won an international road safety award on 8 December 2015 for its work on load security. In this blog, Peter Hearn, DVSA’s Head of Policy Development and Product talks about the awards event and the work involved.